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1 The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) Presents: The AYSO U-10 Coaching Course

2 U-10 Coaching Course Hosted by – Presented by - © AYSO 2006

3 U-10 Coaching Course The AYSO National Coaching Program is accredited by: The National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education. (NCACE)…

4 U-10 Coaching Course Overview: AYSO Vision & Mission Statement AYSO 6 Philosophies The Psychology of Coaching Team Management Training Overview for U-10 Players Objectives & Principles of the game Teaching Methods Techniques On the field Training Games On the field…

5 AYSO Vision Statement To provide world class youth soccer programs that enrich childrens lives Mission Statement To develop and deliver quality youth soccer programs, which promote a fun, family environment based on the AYSO Philosophies…

6 Open Registration Everyone Plays Balanced Teams Positive Coaching Good sportsmanship Player Development…

7 Who are the most important coaches in AYSO? You are!...

8 AYSO Philosophies: Everyone Plays Our programs goal is for kids to play soccerso we mandate that every player on every team must play at least half of every game. Balanced Teams Each year we form new teams as evenly balanced as possiblebecause it is fair and more fun when teams of equal ability play…

9 AYSO Philosophies Open Registration Our program is open to all children between 4 and 19 years of age who want to register and play soccer. Interest and enthusiasm are the only criteria for playing. Positive Coaching Encouragement of player effort provides for greater enjoyment by the players and ultimately leads to better-skilled and better-motivated players…

10 AYSO Philosophies Good Sportsmanship We strive to create a positive environment based on mutual respect rather than a win at all costs attitude, and our program is designed to instill good sportsmanship in every facet of AYSO…

11 AYSO Philosophies: Player Development We believe that all players should be able to develop their soccer skills and knowledge to the best of their abilities, both individually and as members of a team, in order to maximize their enjoyment of the game…

12 The Psychology of Coaching

13 For the rest of this session, remember we are not talking about your child!...

14 The U-10 Program is a program of? Discovery for players…

15 Working with U-10 Athletes As coaches we need to recognize that each athlete is an individual with unique needs and that we treat them accordingly: Understand that players want to enjoy attending practices and games…

16 Working with U-10 Athletes Organize your practices and games so that every athlete on your team has an opportunity to develop and maintain positive feelings of self-worth. Provide positive encouragement to all players for both accomplishments and mistakes…

17 Working with Young Athletes Play in this very young age group is Meant to give a taste of the game, some experience in working together as a team, and, most of all, a positive introduction to the sports experience…

18 What to Expect from U-10 Players General Development Characteristics Physically, nine- and ten-year-olds are still in the early stages of development…

19 U-10 Physical/Gross Motor Development Will participate enthusiastically in competitive activities. Will practice new skills over and over in order to perfect them. Will experience lowered frequency of minor illnesses…

20 U-10 Social/Emotional Development May have fears of failure, not being liked, etc. May blame others or make up alibis to explain their own shortcomings or mistakes. Enjoy talking and hanging out with friends…

21 U-10 Social/Emotional Development They need reinforcement. Likes to be a coachs helper. Feelings can be easily hurt…

22 U-10 Cognitive/Thought Development Recall details with considerable accuracy. Understand the concepts of cause And effect. Enjoy putting on shows for parents and friends…

23 Things To Remember About The U-10 Player They think they are growing up! You will find U-10 players willing to join in games that require a moderate degree of strategy…

24 Things To Remember About The U-10 Player Avoid lecturing. Children at this age are starting to be self-critical, so make sure you are always positive in your approach…

25 Team Management There are off-the-field responsibilities that affect the team and the players before they ever step on the field. These practices are referred to as team management and they are important!..

26 Team Management Organizing the Team: This should be your first priority! Develop a Team Goal Develop a Coaching Philosophy Conduct a Parents Meeting…

27 Develop a Team Goal Try: Players having FUN while learning about soccer is a good base for a team goal. You, the parents and players can build on that foundation…

28 Develop a Coaching Philosophy Why are you Coaching? Why should you be Coaching?...

29 Conducting a Parents Meeting Discuss AYSOs Vision and Mission Statements and the 6 Philosophies. Discuss the teams goals. Explain your coaching philosophy. Explain short-sided soccer and why we play it. Educate parents briefly on the Laws of the Game specific to this age group. Discuss player equipment needs…

30 Conducting a Parents Meeting GET HELP – You will need (at a minimum): –Assistant Coaches –Team Manager –Team Parent…

31 Conducting a Parents Meeting Set team policies: –Attendance at practices and games. –Player and parent behavior. –Honoring the game: Opponents Game officials Teammates Coaches…

32 Coach Equipment The following is a basic list of the minimum equipment you should have with you on activity day: Player medical release forms A basic first-aid kit A water container (filled with water) and cups Soccer balls An extra pair of shin guards A marking pen for labeling A whistle Your players should bring a soccer ball to every activity and must be wearing shin guards..

33 Players Equipment Water, Ball (properly inflated) Shin Guards Appropriate Clothing. Footwear…

34 U-10 Practice Be prepared. Elements of a Practice Warm Up & Stretch Introduce Technique Skill-Based Activity (dribbling, passing) Tactical development based on last game Small sided game Cool down Remind players and parents about next practice or game (day, times and location)…

35 Game Day Basics Before the Activity Starts: Arrive early Get organized Gather Team Have FUN!..

36 Game Day After Activity Shake hands with the other team! Congratulate all players (both teams) Talk to the other COACH! Reminder on next activity date, time and location…

37 Objectives of the Game Objectives is defined in the dictionary as: A goal or purpose. The objectives of the Game at this age are simple.

38 Objectives of the Game If your team has possession of the ball, your team is attacking. Attacking Objectives Score Advance the ball Maintain possession of the ball..

39 Objectives of the Game If the opposing team has possession of the ball, your team is defending. Defending Objectives Stop the other team from scoring Slow the attack down Regain Possession…

40 Principles of Play Principle is defined in the dictionary as: a fundamental origin or cause of something. The Principles of Play are used to achieve the Objectives of the game.

41 Attacking Principles Penetration: Advancing the ball past opposing players by dribbling, passing and shooting. Depth: Supporting teammates by creating safe options for the player with the ball…

42 Attacking Principles Width: Attacking on a broad front (players spread out) stretches the defense and creates space for players to advance. Mobility: Players changing positions (filling in for one another when necessary) and moving off the ball creates numerical advantages and thereby attacking/scoring opportunities…

43 Attacking Principles The attacking principles of penetration, depth, width, and mobility ultimately leads us to achieving our attacking objectives SCORE ADVANCE MAINTAIN POSSESSION…

44 Defending Principles Delay: To slow down the attack by closing gaps and denying space for the other team to work in. Once the attack is slowed, your team can attempt to take the ball back. Depth: Supporting the player(s) Challenging the ball in case they are beaten…

45 Defending Principles Concentration: Compressing or restricting the space the attacking team has byshepherding them into a confined area makes it easier to defend and regain possession of the ball. Balance: Reading the attack and providing an equal or greater number of defenders than attackers at the point of attack, while simultaneously covering the vital area near the goal…

46 Defending Principles The defending principles of delay, depth, concentration and balance ultimately lead us to achieving our defending Objectives: – DELAY THE OPPONENTS STOP SCORING REGAIN POSSESSION!...

47 Attacking/Defending Principles Attacking PrinciplesDefending Principles PenetrateDelay Depth WidthConcentration MobilityBalance

48 Teaching Methods 1.P.I.E. Positive Instruction and Encouragement 2. Say, Show, Do and Review. Both teaching methods will be modeled in the field portion of this course!..

49 You are now ready for the field segment of the U-10 Coach Training. Any Questions? One more thing!...

50 What is the BEST teacher of the game? The game itself! Kids just want to PLAY! See you on the field!...


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